Nutrition When Should I Be Eating Protein Bars? Author: Tough Mudder Share on Facebook Share on Twitter When it comes to protein bars there’s a lot of choice out there and sometimes it can be hard to know which bar is best and even when and why we should be adding them to our diet. So we asked our finisher bar partner PhD Nutrition to tell us all about their best-selling protein bar, Smart Bar and help us to understand exactly why it is so ‘smart’. When Should You Be Eating Protein Bars? As you’d probably guess the best time to enjoy a protein bar is pre or post workout. Beforehand a protein bar can help to boost your performance and after it will contribute to muscle repair and growth. Due to their high protein content, Smart Bar is ideal post-workout to aid recovery, making it the perfect finisher bar and handy for when you’re smashing out home workouts. However, Smart Bars can be used any time of the day, between meals, as an on-the-go breakfast, to curb your sweet tooth or even as toppings for recipes to boost your protein intake. Who Should Be Eating Protein Bars? Protein bars aren’t just for recovery and performance, they can be part of a weight-loss journey, a snack for a rushed parent on the go or just a tasty treat when you fancy something sweet. Smart Bar is suitable for both men and women seeking macro-friendly indulgence i.e. those who crave confectionery but are wanting a low sugar alternative that will fill you up for longer. Additionally, the convenience of Smart Bar as a grab and go snack that can be enjoyed anytime of the day makes it a cupboard essential for anyone with a busy lifestyle. What is Smart Bar? PhD Nutrition’s Smart Bar is a convenient and great tasting low-sugar, high-protein snack. Available in eight outrageously tempting flavours, Smart Bar contains a super-soft protein centre that is coated in gooey caramel and crunchy protein crispies dipped in smooth milk chocolate. Sounds seriously indulgent right? Which must mean it isn’t healthy? Think again! With a massive 20g of quality protein and less than 2g of sugar per bar it really is the smart choice when it comes to protein bars. Which Smart Bar will be Available When I Complete Tough Mudder Challenges? Great news for anyone taking on Tough Mudder Challenges, once you cross the virtual finish line (and if you’ve booked your ticket with a finisher kit) you’ll be sent the brand new, limited edition Mississippi Tough Mudder Pie Smart Bar. With plenty of protein it’s the perfect recovery treat and rumour has it that it’s the best flavour Smart Bar out there (we definitely think so).